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Federal Register Notice: Draft guidance for nationally consistent Coastal Zone Area Contingency Plan architecture

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 2:15 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that a Notice of Availability (NOA) pertaining to Coastal Zone Area Contingency Plan (ACP) guidance has been published to the Federal Register. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee meeting- Dec 19-20

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 1:48 PM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a hybrid in-person meeting and teleconference of the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (NMERPAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 22-4, Mariner Workforce Issues on December 19th and 20th, 2022. [ Read Full Article ]

Marine Safety Alert:  Ensuring proper pperation and detection of radar search and rescue transponders (SARTs)

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 12:24 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Investigations and Casualty Analysis has released Safety Alert 12-22 to address issues that may reduce the effectiveness of a radar Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) during an emergency. [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference – Nov 28

Maritime CommonsFriday, November 25, 2022 - 11:08 AM
The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (NMEDMAC) subcommittee for Task Statement 21-6, Review of Medical Regulations and Policy to Identify Potential Barriers to Women in the U.S. Maritime Workforce, on [ Read Full Article ]

MSIB 06-22: FM-200 fire extinguishing agent phasedown

Maritime CommonsThursday, November 17, 2022 - 12:42 PM
The Coast Guard Office of Design and Engineering Standards has released MSIB 06-22 to inform Coast Guard Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) and the maritime industry that FM-200 (also known as HFC-227ea or heptafluoropropane), a fire extinguishing agent, is being phased down in production [ Read Full Article ]

Final Rule: Survival Craft Equipment-Update to Type Approval Requirements

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 15, 2022 - 10:20 AM
The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register that it is updating the type approval requirements for certain types of equipment that survival craft are required to carry on U.S.-flagged vessels. [ Read Full Article ]

Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center releases report: “Risk-Informed Analysis of Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements”

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 14, 2022 - 1:13 PM
The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) has released The RAND Corporation report titled “Risk-Informed Analysis of Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements.”  [ Read Full Article ]

Cancellation of CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-01, Use of the UTV Decal to Meet Certain Requirements Regarding Issuance of the Initial COI Under Subchapter M, and CG-543 Policy Letter 10-02, Existing Systems and Equipment on Uninspected Towing Vessels

Maritime CommonsMonday, November 14, 2022 - 11:51 AM
The Coast Guard Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) has announced the cancellation of CG-CVC Policy Letter 17-01, issued March 10, 2017 - Use of the Uninspected Towing Vessel (UTV) Decal to Meet Certain Requirements Regarding Issuance of the Initial COI Under Subchapter M, and CG-534 [ Read Full Article ]

National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee-Subcommittee Teleconference – November 15-16, 2022

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 8, 2022 - 11:51 AM
Task Statement 22-3 Mariner Credentialing Program Transformation Submitted by Mayte MedinaChief, Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing is hosting a teleconference of the National Merchant Marine Personnel […] [ Read Full Article ]

CISA releases Cross-sector Cybersecurity Performance Goals

Maritime CommonsTuesday, November 8, 2022 - 11:02 AM
In October, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released its Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs) and metrics designed to help entities in industrial sectors improve their cybersecurity posture.  [ Read Full Article ]

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